How Brain Injuries Occur
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that around 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries occur each year, the majority of which are concussions. However, brain injuries can also be much more serious than a concussion and can cause cognitive impairments, physical damage, emotional problems, or even death. Serious or fatal brain injuries happen for many different reasons, including but not limited to:
- Car accidents: Around 28 percent of brain injuries that occur annually happen in auto accidents according to Caregiver.org.
- Falls: The Mayo Clinic reports that falls are the primary cause of brain injuries. Kids and the elderly are especially prone to brain injury resulting from a fall.
- Violence: Approximately 10 percent of traumatic brain injuries happen due to firearm incidents, assaults or other acts of violence according to the Mayo Clinic.
In many situations, the accidents that lead to a brain injury result from someone’s negligence. For example, a driver who breaks the rules of the road or who is unreasonably careless when driving could cause an accident that leads to a brain injury. The owner of a store or a public space could be responsible if a patron falls and suffers a brain injury because of negligent property maintenance. If someone’s negligence or wrongdoing was to blame for an injury, a Fort Lauderdale brain injury attorney can take legal action to help injured victims make a claim for compensation.
Compensation for a Brain Injury
The brain is the control center of the body, so injury to the brain can have far-reaching effects – physically, mentally and emotionally. A few of the many symptoms of brain injury include:
- Inability to wake up
- Memory loss
- Cognitive impairment including difficulty concentrating or lack of judgment
- Mood or personality changes
- Deafness or blindness
- Difficulty controlling muscles
- Vomiting or nausea
- Depression or anxiety
The symptoms of a brain injury may last only for a short time, perhaps going away on their own. In other situations, a victim could die from a brain injury, could need lengthy rehabilitation or could suffer from permanent impairments. Whatever the treatment necessary, the person or entity responsible for causing the brain injury should be held legally liable for paying for medical bills and costs. The responsible party should also be responsible for compensating victims – or family members – for pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost wages, or the wrongful death of a loved one.
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A personal injury can occur in a variety of ways, but almost all have the same results in common. Suddenly, your life is disrupted and possibly jeopardized physically, emotionally, and financially by an accident or incident which could have been prevented.
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At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, our attorneys have extensive experience helping brain injury victims and their families obtain compensation. Whether hurt by a slip and fall, a car accident or another negligent or wrongful act, a Fort Lauderdale brain injury lawyer will fight for you and help you pursue the money you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you – the consultation is free.
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